Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers! And gentle hugs to those who have lost a child or a mother, are struggling with fertility, are in the adoption process, or whose relationship with their own mother is difficult or painful.
It’s been a quiet week here. My friend and I both had things come up, so we postponed our get-together (planned for last Wednesday) until this coming week. I’m looking forward to seeing her! I’ll be getting my second booster shot tonight (yes, I know — on Mother’s Day?! — but my aunt’s memorial service is in two weeks, and it takes two weeks to be fully effective.) Anyway, I anticipate being pretty tired for the next few days, if my first booster is any indication, so this week will be relatively quiet, too.
Update, 5/08/2022, 11:00 PM EDT: You may have heard about the wildfires in New Mexico. The Calf Canyon/Hermits Peak fire is getting most of the national attention due to its size – 176,273 acres and growing. But there are other fires burning as well. The Cerro Pelado fire has been burning for over a week, and keeps moving closer to the town where most of my family now live. As of May 9, the town will be on Set status, meaning residents should be prepared to evacuate. Robin and my sister’s family had already packed what they can, and have the rest ready to grab and go if need be. My parents are packing tonight. Your prayers and positive thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
- May Day (Sunday Post – 5/01/2022)
- Monthly Wrap Up: April 2022
- When She Dreams, by Amanda Quick – release day review
- Mother’s Day (Sunday Post – 5/08/2022) – this post
- Ten Bookish Characters – Top Ten Tuesday; tentative
- reviews TBD
- Sunday Post – 5/15/2022
What I’ve Been Reading/Watching
Reading: I finished rereading When She Dreams (Amanda Quick; ARC) in time to write my release-day review. I reread Murder on the Links for the #readChristie2022 challenge. I hadn’t read it in probably 20 years, maybe even 30! I reread Once Upon a Marigold by Jean Ferris (reviewed in 2014), because I really needed a comfort read. I’m currently reading How To Be a Wallflower by Eloisa James (an ARC.)
Listening to: I finished listening to Frogkisser! by Garth Nix, and love it. Now I am listening to Invisible Women by Carmen Criado-Pérez. It feels more than a little ironic to be listening to that in the wake of the leaked Supreme Court document overturning Roe v. Wade, but my library hold came in the day before the leak made the news.
Added to the Hoard this week
Library books: Invisible Women (audio)